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Egyptian alabaster cylindrical vessel

Egyptian alabaster cylindrical vessel

Early Dynastic Period, 1st-2nd Dynasty, 2972-2647 BC

Height: 26 cm


Provenance: Private collection USA, acquired 1930s


Of banded alabaster the walls of the vessel flare out from a low set waist gently toward the flat base and the slightly wider mouth. A thin raised band, imitating cord runs below rounded the everted lip.


Literature: Sir W. M. Flinders Petrie, 'The Funeral Furniture of Egypt. Stone and Metal Vases', (reprinted Warminster, 1977), plate VIII nos. 33-34.



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